April 1, 2014
2013 Top North American lumber producers
The latest Wood Markets (WM) annual survey of the Top 20 North American softwood lumber producers shows the gains that the US and Canada had in 2013. As the lumber demand continued to increase in US key export markets, softwood lumber shipments surged an overall 5.1% up to 30.0 billion board feet (70,7 million cubic metres). Canadian production picked up from unsatisfactory levels in 2012, up to an increase of 4% and 23.5 billion bf (55,4 million cubic metres). Corporate acquisitions were again a big part of the story as the Canadian buying frenzy continued ...
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